white mustard


: a Eurasian mustard (Sinapis alba synonym Brassica hirta) grown for its pale yellow seeds which yield mustard and mustard oil

Examples of white mustard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These have more heat and are more pungent than white mustard seeds (the kind used to make yellow mustard), setting them apart from the rest of those squeeze bottles next to the ketchup. Antara Sinha, Bon Appétit, 13 Sep. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1528, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of white mustard was in 1528

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“White mustard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white%20mustard. Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

Medical Definition

white mustard

: a Eurasian mustard (Brassica hirta) with pale yellow seeds that yield mustard and mustard oil

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